Sometime around 1987 we decided it was time to upsize. Our kids were out growing that three-bedroom tract home at the end of a cul-de-sac, so I started that long and tedious venture of house hunting. At some point I had made a list of all the places our current house was falling short and … Continue reading LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH
I love Bartlett Street. Specifically, 305 North Bartlett. I love my neighbors here and it has been great fun getting to know the community that was here long before we arrived. Our little store is quickly becoming my home away from home and as I dive deeper into all things home décor I go to … Continue reading PERSPECTIVE
Sometime last year I listened to the audio version of the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It is a great book with some wonderful tips on cleaning up, clearing out, and organizing your home. I loved how the author gives permission to let go of the things that are … Continue reading SPRING CLEANING
There used to be a television commercial with a little cartoon fish named Charlie. Charlie the Tuna. He was always getting all blingy and fancy schmancy (yes that’s a word) as he strived to be “caught” by the Star-Kist company. He wore his little red beret and his big movie star of the sixties glasses … Continue reading GOOD TASTE
I love hearing the stories our customers share about their home projects. It’s fun to see the passion and excitement that goes into a new build or home remodel. Sometimes it’s a giant project on a giant of a house but recently it was a story about a little house that reminded me of our early … Continue reading LITTLE HOUSE
HOUSE: a noun – a building for human habitation. HOME: a noun – The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household…a place where something flourishes. FLOURISH: a verb – to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. We have … Continue reading LESS HOUSE MORE HOME
Years ago, when my kids were still at home, whenever we were having people over I got crazy. It didn’t matter if it was a holiday shindig or a simple dinner with friends, I believed the house and menu had to be perfect to a ridiculous degree. I ashamedly confess that to say I behaved … Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A RAVING MANIAC
The first time I laid eyes on my “first home” I was euphoric. My babies and I were living in one room in my parent’s house and I desperately wanted a place of our own. I could not wait to get them nestled in and make this place our cozy haven. We were HOME.